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Chilled Minty Green Beans Recipe

This is an easy accompaniment to any dish. I love to use fresh beans from the garden to make it.—Patty Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:13 servings


  • 3 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh mint
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1. Place beans in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and place in a large bowl.
  • 2. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, mint, garlic and salt. Pour over beans and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 13 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 106 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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